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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Servile (0.00775 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Servile.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: servile servile adj 1: pertaining to or involving slaves; “the servile wars of Sicily” 2: submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; “spoke in a servile tone”; “the incurably servile housekeeper”; “servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work” [ant: unservile] 3: involving slaves; “Brown's attempt at servile insurrection” [syn: servile(a)]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Servile Servile \Serv"ile\, n. (Gram.) An element which forms no part of the original root; -- opposed to radical. [1913 Webster] Servile \Serv"ile\, a. [L. servile, fr. servus a servant or slave: cf. F. servile. See Serve.] 1. Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience. [1913 Webster] She must bend the servile knee. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] Fearing dying pays death servile breath. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved. [1913 Webster] Even fortune rules no more, O servile land! --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gram.) (a) Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter. (b) Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune. [1913 Webster]

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